Yoga from Home…
Flow From Home with Katherine
Standing Yoga Flow with Cali
Pilates #1 with Sue
Pilates #2 with Sue
Stretching with Sue
Quick Morning Flow with Nicole
Solar Flow Yoga with Crystal
Take a pause mid-day and reset with a creative solar flow yoga class. This hour long class will begin with an energizing sequence, and will end in a long, relaxing deep stretch. All levels of experience are welcome and optional modifications will be given.
Slow Flow Hatha with Nicole
Warm up with sun salutations and progress through a sequence of postures or “flows”. Classes will include: forward folds, back bends, side bends twists, core strengthening, and balancing poses. Class will conclude with deep stretches that target the muscles worked in that day’s flow.
Seasonal Vinyasa with Cali
This class is adapted to follow the seasonal changes embodied here in the mountains. We will practice different postures including twists, stretches and core strengthening in order to align our physical bodies with the constant changes outdoors. All levels welcome.
Yin Yoga & Meditation with Cali
Pilates and Pilates Flow with Sue
Fire up your core and start the day with exercises designed to challenge and improve your strength, flexibility, and coordination. With serious emphasis on core strength and skeletal stability, the Pilates method builds in intensity through a series of fluid movements designed to unite the mind and body. Modifications available to tailor to all fitness levels.
Pilates Flow is a fun and energetic combination of Pilates and yoga.
Yoga for Climbers with Tara
Through a series of postures aimed at building strength and flexibility, this class is designed to enhance your performance as a climber. Learn how to integrate yoga on and off the mat, breath work to increase lung capacity, meditation to destress and conscious movement in this hour long class to keep you climbing on!
Strengthening Yoga with LeeAnn
This untraditional yoga class explores body awareness through alignment, balance and movement with breath. The class will consist of a gentle warm up, balance and flexibility building postures, strengthening poses, twists, and everyone’s favorite savasana. All yogi’s will be supported within the class and modifications will be made if necessary.
Loving Warrior Yoga with Erica
Gain flexibility, strength, and peacefulness in this class that introduces you to ancient movement practices from the East: Yoga & Qigong. Learn the way of the peaceful warrior. Cultivate your life force energy and open your body & mind. In this playful style of vinyasa & traditional tantra Yoga, we focus on building strength, stretching major muscle groups, ensuring proper form and promoting relaxation.
Healing Qigong with Erica
Taoist Medical Qigong is an ancient Chinese movement practice for self-healing using movements along the meridian or energy lines connected to the body’s organs. Class will have a warm-up and 8 primary sequences (all standing movements) that stretch and strengthen major muscle groups and allow for myofascial release.
Functional Flow with Katherine
This class integrates traditional Yoga asana with modern, evidence-based functional movement science. Practice mindfulness and awareness while exploring new movement patterns to bring new life to the Yoga poses you love! This is an All-Levels class with emphasis on accessibility for all bodies and traditions.
HIIT with Emily
This high-intensity intervals class will get your body moving and heart rate up, leaving you feeling accomplished. Get ready for 45 minutes of maximum burn!
Core (15 minutes)
Hit all the stabilizing muscles, not just your 6 pack. If you want a tight core, better performance in a wide variety of areas, or need relief from back pain, this all-levels core strengthener is for you!
Target your glutes, hamstrings, and quads through body weight and weight training. The result? A strong, balanced booty.
This timed circuit workout focuses on strength training and cardio drills to get you stronger and raise your heart rate. Get ready to sweat and work your entire body along the way.
After a lifetime in sports Emily Sears turned her competitive drive to fitness. While she enjoys pushing her own body to its limits, she looks to instill self efficacy in others no matter the workout. Emily believes everyone should discover their inner bad ass through training and exercise and wants to help you find it!
Katherine started her regular Yoga practice in January 2015 after relocating from New Hampshire to California. She leaned into her practice to bring a sense of normalcy and control back into her life. In May of 2017, she completed her 200-hour teacher training in the South Bay area and has loved teaching ever since.
Katherine takes a functional approach to Asana and movement integrated with the philosophy and mindfulness of the Yoga tradition. In her classes, she encourages exploration and creativity grounded in evidence-based approaches to understanding the human body. She is passionate about connecting her students to their innate strength and resilience of their minds and bodies both on and off the mat.
LeeAnn has been working with the South Lake community for over 8 years at Barton Physical Therapy helping individuals get back to their passions. Now combining her physical therapy knowledge with her 200 HR-RYT, LeeAnn will challenge you on your mats. Recognizing the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, her style of yoga places emphasis on individuality in the practice. She focuses on mobility, flexibility, and strength, and how these key pieces are interconnected. She will guide you on how this vital trifecta can be incorporated into your daily life, on and off the mat and in movement on rock.
Sue Arkell is a highly experienced fitness instructor with a resume spanning three decades of sports and fitness instruction. Sue has coached beginning to elite gymnastics on national and international stages, and has instructed Pilates, step, boot camps, and yoga classes. She is passionate about teaching students of all ages and walks of life.
Climbing and yoga alike bring you into a flow state which leaves you feeling alive, aware and full of gratitude. In yoga we work to heal the body and heal the mind allowing the natural flow of energy to reinvigorate us. Cali believes in incorporating a holistic approach to all things, especially her yoga practice. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and practicing since she was a child. In each of Cali's classes you will get a chance to both strengthen and lengthen your physical body as well as calm the mind for more peaceful control of the senses.
Crystal Woodward has been teaching and practicing yoga in Tahoe for several years. Crystal has a passion for yoga and its many healing benefits and has spent time studying and practicing several styles of yoga, including recently completing a 300 hr program in Prana Vinyasa. Crystal puts her heart into each class she teaches and hopes to share this love of yoga with her students as they deepen into their personal growth and practice. Crystal enjoys working with students on all levels, and looks forward to practicing yoga and climbing with you at Blue Granite!